It does sound very priestly indeed. For some reason I thought of the tone of "Hell Bent for Leather."
By the time "Juglolator" came out with Ripper Owens, I lost interest in the priest. Too bad JP hasn't aged well like Iron Maiden. Halford is 10% of the singer he was in his youth. Sad when you don't know when to call it quits.
The production or guitar tone is at least like Priest, I'm not a guitar player though, so I wouldn't know for sure if that riff is like Priest.
Sounds like you are maybe at least 10 years older than me if you were going to Priest concerts in the 80's, I wasn't old enough to go to shows then, right now there isn't much in the way of metal shows on the horizon, I'm so hungary to go to one again, it's been awhile, Motley Crue and Kiss are coming through on different tours, not really my style, but if nothing else pops up soon I may have to consider, probably not going to shell out a minimum of 66 bucks to see Kiss though, they are one of the biggest money making acts in the world, only reason why I can think they charge so much is cause that maybe all they care about at least now is making money, Crue start at $25 then 45 then 79 then 115, that shows in 15 days though, so it's maybe not enough time now.